STEM Networking Night

September 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse world of STEM careers! This engaging webinar will feature inspiring keynote speaker Yan Leyfman, who will share his journey and insight into the STEM fields. After the keynote, you will have the chance to dive deeper into specific areas of interest through our breakout rooms with other NSHSS lifetime members. Each breakout room will be hosted by a distinguished NSHSS member working in a different STEM discipline. This is your chance to ask questions, seek advice, and network with professionals who have successfully navigated the path you aspire to follow. 

Event Agenda: 

  • Welcome & Introduction: Brief overview of the session and speakers. 

  • Keynote Speakers: Hear from prominent STEM professional Yan Leyfman speak about his career experiences. 

  • Breakout Rooms: Choose from specialized breakout rooms, each led by an NSHSS member in a specific STEM field. Engage in meaningful conversations, ask questions, and expand your professional network. 

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Meet the speaker

Yan Leyfman

Dr. Yan Leyfman has been recognized as one of the top international researchers in oncology by the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has contributed to the development of several anti-cancer therapies that have recently entered clinical trials and new treatment recommendations of care. His successes have been recognized by the Goldwater Research Foundation, Sigma Xi, New York Times, and Harvard Medical School. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was recruited to join the Global COVID-19 Taskforce to serve as Director of the Immunology Division, which produced one of the first mechanisms for SARS-CoV-2 and COVI-Flu along with therapeutic interventions for both. In June 2021, Dr. Leyfman presented the first mechanism to explain the interplay between cancer and COVID-19 at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting, which was recently published in BMC’s Journal of Hematology & Oncology. His work has been published as the cover article in the journal, Shock, and in the textbook, Insights on a Post-COVID World. Over the past year, Yan was recognized as the 2020 iCHEM Emerging International Scholar in Immunology & Immunotherapy, 2020 New York State & City Manhattan Hero for his community service and research contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic and by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for research excellence. Dr. Leyfman was recognized as a 2021 & 2022 Hero in Healthcare for research contributions to cancer & COVID-19 at the Lymphoma, Leukemia & Myeloma Congress and amongst the top 6 early career scientists for 2022 in recognition of his contributions to cell and immunotherapy with a 2023 Phacilitate Advanced Therapies Young Scientist Award.